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Ahu Tongariki

Easter Island, Chile
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15 Of The Island's Famous Moai Statues Stand Here In A Military Lineup Upon A Flat Rock Platform.
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Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is the site you see most often in pictures and it's well worth a visit. We happened to have the archaeologist who led the efforts to restore the site as our guide. It's very helpful to have someone explaining how they went through the...More

1  Thank Sandi0615
Reviewed February 11, 2015

We visited this ahu during early afternoon one day and then again the following day at sunrise. Same place, but such different experiences. The moai are stylistically diverse and seeing them side by side gives you a first-hand look at the evolving artistic techniques of...More

2  Thank mileagefan
Reviewed February 3, 2015

I took a book out, sat down about 100 meters, right in front of the 15 Moais at Ahu Tongariki, read, watched the clouds drifting over the ocean behind the statues, some birds sitting on several of the heads; I felt as if the statues...More

1  Thank Esoudek
Reviewed January 31, 2015

Ahu Tangariki was incredible, and I would suggest seeing at multiple times (sunrise, sunset...) as each visit we made had more incredible views than the previous. Since the island is small, we rented a car for our four night visit, which gave us the flexability...More

1  Thank drsharonleed
Reviewed January 24, 2015

The best light on the Moais is at the evening! If you are lucky, sunrise will be amazing and without clouds or rain!

1  Thank Abroskina
Reviewed January 19, 2015

Located far from everything, this is a peaceful place with amazing views. All accompanied by 15 restored Moai on a large Ahu. Too beautiful and special to describe. Be sure to visit Ahu Tongariki, otherwise you cannot you've visited Easter Island.

1  Thank RoelR
Reviewed January 17, 2015

The scale of this place is amazing and since the have put one of the headpieces on when they restored the Moai it is particularly interesting

1  Thank ARCGlasgow
Reviewed January 4, 2015

Place, this is the one you must visit while on the Island. While Ahu Tongariki is on the opposite side of the Island from most Hotels you must make it for the Sunrise, it is one of the best views in the world! I repeat,...More

3  Thank Smplysublime213
Reviewed January 4, 2015

This line up of 15 Moai backs up to a cove. Even sans statues, it is a lovely spot. And for as far as you can see in any direction, there is no development of any kind. That is one element that greatly surprised me,...More

3  Thank 6ContinentsNCounting
Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is no doubt the most famous location to visit on Easter Island with its 15 perfectly lined up Moais facing the mountain from where they were built from with the ocean at the back - the full package for whoever is after wonderful pictures...More

2  Thank AlderleyEdgeTiger007
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Response from Mona77 | Reviewed this property |
I went there by bike, there's just 1 street that leads there, you can't go wrong!
March 1, 2015|
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Response from RobbyRose |
We were there last month (3/2015). They drive on the right side of the road. I saw a car rental place right in town but don't know what they cost. If I were you, I'd take a small group or private tour. The tour guides have... More